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Be Presidential in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg has hosted many presidents, but Eisenhower and Lincoln both left their mark on our community. We invite you to spend time learning their stories and feeling presidential while you’re here.

Gettysburg has hosted many presidents, but Eisenhower and Lincoln both left their mark on our community. We invite you to spend time learning their stories and feeling presidential while you’re here.

Lincoln wasn't the only president that came to Gettysburg. Fifty-five years after Lincoln's visit, President Eisenhower came to Gettysburg, to conduct tank training at Camp Colt. He and Mamie returned to Gettysburg in 1950, when they purchased a farm. Today, the farm is open to the public as the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Visit Gettysburg for a few days and learn the stories of these two presidents who made history in Gettysburg. 

Make plans to visit the Majestic Theater, a favorite stop for President Eisenhower - check out the schedule to catch a great stage act or see a hot new independent film. 

Make your way to the David Wills House on the square where you will understand the story of a town forced to rebuild, the establishment of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and Lincoln's visit and speech. 

Feeling hungry? You are centrally located with lots of great dining available in every direction! Be sure to check out the cool shops all around you - local art, amazing jewelry, and really cool home décor!

While you are still in the center of town, take a town tour to hear amazing stories of Lincoln as you pass along our historic streets. That evening, enjoy some of the shops you passed during your tour. Plan your walk around the flavors of our vineyards at three downtown tasting rooms. 

The next day, make plans to visit the home of President and Mamie Eisenhower to take inventory of the many gifts the couple received over the years as well as the paintings of our own talented 34th President. If you bring your kids, help them earn their badge as a Jr. Secret Service Agent. Tours are by shuttle from the National Park Museum & Visitor Center, where you can also take in the museum experience, which features a gallery on President Lincoln. While at the museum, ask about free Ranger Programs available; this is a great way to hear the story of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. 

Cap off your presidential excursion with a walk through the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies to hear, in their words, the history of our country. 

Need help picking a place to eat? President Eisenhower was known to frequent both the Altland House Restaurant located along the historic Lincoln Highway (Route 30) in Abbottstown as well as the Historic Fairfield Inn in Fairfield. 

Coming in the warm weather months? Throw in an extra day in honor of golf-lover, President Eisenhower, and plan a game of golf at one of our many courses.

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Located on the Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg, July 4, 1863, enjoy fine food and spirits.


15 West Main Street,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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Est. 1790, ten contemporary & traditional furnished rooms offer private baths, some with whirlpool tubs, wireless internet & Continental breakfast.


20 West King Street,
Center Square - Route 30, Abbottstown, PA 17301

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The history of America revealed by our Presidents, meticulously reproduced in wax, using light and sound to tell the story from their perspective.


789 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home & farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

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1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100,
Shuttle Service Only, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere! Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle! Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places! Experience Lincoln's visit!


11 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Located in downtown Gettysburg, the museum offers visitors a world-class experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.


8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Celebrating its 10th season, the Majestic Theater announces international entertainment that will keep audiences applauding all year.


25 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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1195 Baltimore Pike,
(Desk at back of Lobby), Gettysburg, PA 17325

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